Thursday, April 9, 2009

Cherry Blossom Festival in D.C.

This past weekend my husband and I hopped on the metro to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.  We had  both been to D.C. before but had never seen the Cherry Blossoms or the monuments so we took a look at both.  The Cherry Blossoms were at their peak blooming weekend and they were BEAUTIFUL.  The perfect shade of the palest pink.

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I took a bunch of pictures of the monuments too, but they weren’t as interesting as the flowers.

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After all the fun (not so much though…it was REALLY windy) outside we headed down the mall to check out the Museum of Natural History.  We passed the prettiest tulips on the way.

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The museum was pretty crowded but we managed to see most of what we came to see.  The 3D IMAX was awesome!  I didn’t get to go inside the live butterfly garden but that’s ok.  I saw this neat mosaic in the Western Civilizations exhibit.

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What I was really interested in seeing was the orchid exhibit.  It was inspired by Charles Darwin’s work on evolution.  Pretty interesting.  And pretty, too.  The lighting was dim so I used a very high ISO which made for noisy pictures.  It was that or use the flash and wash them out.  I chose noise.

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I took a ton of pictures but these were some of the better ones.  We plan to head back to D.C. in a few weeks to go to the National Zoo.  Just waiting on some warmer weather.  I don’t think I’ve been to that zoo since I was in middle school.  Should be a fun day!

4 comments:

  1. Kate, your pictures are BEAUTIFUL! I just know I'm gonna love following this blog. So crafty!

    loves!
    Annie

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  2. Yay! You are my first "follower!" ;o) Thanks for the kind words. I love doing this kind of stuff but I have the worst habit of starting projects and never finishing them so now I have some motivation to finish stuff...lol.

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  3. Um, wow! Gorgeous pics! You have some serious talent!!

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